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Curriculum Overview

Students and Faculty For transfer students with at least 2 years of coursework to transfer in, the math B.A. program at UIS is a two year, 61 semester hour upper division program. There are 8 core math courses, or 32 semester hours, within the degree requirements. By selecting different technical electives, students can prepare for a wide variety of careers.

Those who plan to teach mathematics or work in engineering or the physical sciences should choose the theoretical cluster:

  • MAT 403 Abstract Algebra
  • MAT 404 Geometry

Those who wish to apply mathematical methods to life sciences, social sciences, or business fields should choose the statistical cluster:

  • MAT 421 Statistical Methods
  • MAT 432 Mathematical Statistics II

Either of these choices provide excellent preparation for graduate work in fields that need quantitative skills.

To learn more about the requirements for admission and completion of a UIS math major or minor, please review the appropriate link on the left side of this page.